Paul Aud, 34, is found guilty of attempted sexual assault and battery for the August 2006 attack of a UW-Madison student. The student was assaulted in the stairwell of her Langdon Street apartment building. Aud faces up to 26 years in jail.
Georgia Thompson, a Department of Administration employee wrongly imprisoned for corruption, asks a state panel to reimburse her nearly $360,000 for legal fees. Thompson was convicted last year of rigging a bidding process to favor a travel company with ties to Gov. Jim Doyle. She spent four months in prison before a federal appeals court ordered her set free.
The Dane County Board votes 19-13 to give its members a 17% raise, the first pay increase for the board since 2002.
Former Dane County Sheriff's deputy Mark Rasmussen, 38, is sentenced to 30 days in jail and a $10,000 fine for possession of child pornography. Rasmussen says he inadvertently downloaded the child sex videos and had intended to turn them over for investigation.
Two Hmong teenagers are found unconscious in Wirth Court Park on the east side, with racial and sexual slurs written on their bodies. The boys had apparently passed out after drinking. Police are investigating.
Chancellor John Wiley reveals that the UW-Madison will earn at least $6.1 million this year from its broadcasting agreement with the Big Ten Network, which is not yet available on the state's two biggest cable networks. Wiley says 70% of this will go toward UW athletics.
After three nights of public hearings and debate, the Madison Common Council finally passes a $224 million operating budget for 2008. The council rejects a call to cut the number of new police officers from 30 to 18. The budget also funds new building inspectors and more security cameras on Metro buses.
A house fire at 123 N. Bedford injures three people and kills Peter Talen, a UW-La Crosse student. Talen, 23, was in town visiting his brother, who attends the UW-Madison.
A 46-year-old woman reports being sexually assaulted while walking at midnight on Lake George Road in the town of Madison. The woman tells police a man chased her, then took her to a secluded area and raped her.
A UW-Madison research team lead by Junying Yu reports a major breakthrough, which will allow human skin cells to be genetically reprogrammed into cells that are indistinguishable from embryonic stem cells. The new technique could help end the controversy over stem-cell research.
Compiled from local media